For example */5 * * * * is what ? Is there a reverse calculator?
I know that a cron job is set as :
minute hour dayOfMonth month dayOfWeek command
so............what is the /5 mean?
Thanks
For example */5 * * * * is what ? Is there a reverse calculator? I know that a cron job is set as : minute hour dayOfMonth month dayOfWeek command so............what is the /5 mean? Thanks 


/X essentially means 'the ones evenly divisible by X'. So */5 minutes means 'every five minutes'. See the manpage for more info. Also: I think the / syntax might be a vixiecron extension, so it might not be available if you're working on nonfree unices. 

